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SonyFA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter
 
4.4

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (12)

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    (0)

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    (3)

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    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Strong construction (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Studio (7)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Macro photography (4)
    • Everyday (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (7), Enthusiast (3)

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    Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

    While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all...Read complete review

    While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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    Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

    I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the...Read complete review

    I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

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    3.0

    Works Great...Not Sure Why it's Needed.

    By Chad

    from Germany

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

    Functionally this works great even if a little bulky and pricey, but why does Sony use a different hot shoe standard?

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent product

    By ACEKQJTEN

    from South Florida

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      Sony quality. It mounts securely to my NEX-7. I also have no worries about using a third party flash and possibly not syncing properly tith the NEX -7

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      • No

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      5.0

      worked right off the bat

      By JJ

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • A bit pricey

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

      I needed a shoe adapter for my Nex 7 so I could use a pocket wizard for a commercial studio shoot. I first got a third party inexpensive adapter which didn't work at all, returned it for a refund, ordered the Sony adapter which worked right away and perfectly for my studio shoot saving me much anxiety.
      It has a small sleek profile and looks good on the camera if that's important to you.

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      5.0

      Great tool for Pocket Wizard Users

      By RayJack

      from Chicago

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio

        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

        Great tool for Pocket Wizards Users, who use Sony Alpha Cameras

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        5.0

        Sony Camera users

        By Images by Ray

        from Chicago, il.

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

              Perfect tool for Pocket Wizard users, the size and look really enhances my studio equipment presentation. I wish the price was a little lower, however it is a perfect match for my a700 and a900 Sony cameras. Sometimes you have to pay a little more to get a good product

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              5.0

              Excellent Product

              By Bob

              from Aurora, CO

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • none found

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

              I use the product for triggering lights with a remote. Works great with my K-Lite 4 group.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Does the job

              By Richard

              from perth Australia

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Studio

                  Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                  Works as described what I do not like are the size it's very long and the cost Sony make their hot shoe proprietary and then sell you an overpriced adaptor

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                  1.0

                  Too expensive

                  By bajlunchan

                  from Poza Rica, México

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                        I havent tried with Pocket Wizards, I've tried with COWBOY STUDIO wireless triggers and It does not work, so if you are a sony user try some YONGNUO they do work.

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                        5.0

                        SONY Hot Shoe Adapter

                        By Eric

                        from Randallstown, MD

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                            I needed this accessory for my SONY Alpha Camera fast and quick and while other resources either didn't carry it or was much more expensive from the OEM.[...]and worked flawlessly as specified with the remote flash system I purchased. The unit performed well as expected.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Sony Hot Shoe Adaptor

                            By Foots

                            from Montgomery, Al

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                            While taking a camera class I found that my Sony camera could not be used with the instructors flash equiptment. Every time it weas my turn to take pictures he had to undo all the wireless sensors in order to let my flash trip all the remote flashes. He suggested I get this Hot Shoe and I did. The next night I could take pictures just like everyone else and did not need to be last again. Thanks B&H!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A fine Sony product

                            By photo_taker

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Flash Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

                              Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                              Just slides on like the hotshoe and then you can attach any hotshoe you want , but I recommend sticking with Sony just because you'll seem to get a better fit that way. If you don't have one , don't sweat it though , like I said they will work with any hotshoe.

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                              3.0

                              Doesn't work with OP-4C transmitter.

                              By Chris

                              from Matawan, NJ

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                I own a Sony A-300. The adapter worked great with every flash I own. The FA-HS1AM did not work with the Opteka OP-4C transmitter and the same transmitter from NEEWER.I purchased the item for specifically that reason. I am now wondering if a Pocket Wizard will work with the Sony adapter and I am back to working with the Seagull SC-5 Hot Shoe Adapter. [...] I can use it with a standard flash and bounce light from a ceiling. It will protect the camera at least some of the time.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                I would buy again

                                By Murf

                                from Northern NY

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                    Needed this for attaching radio slave sender to Alpha 850. Quality built. Low profile. Only negative I can think of is you might forget to turn it off and run the battery down. Inexpensive battery anyway.

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                                    5.0

                                    Made for the camera

                                    By Old Timer

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                      Excellent and sturdy. Gives you universal access to all shoe mounted flashes. Can leave on the camera all the time without problem. Does use a battery (included) to protect body from faulty flash. [...]

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Stuff

                                      By Benjie

                                      from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Pack
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                        It is easy to use. Now I am able to use other flash but of course, on Manual Mode and Flash Auto mode only. But it's great to have one of this.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works great for radio triggers!

                                        By emdot

                                        from Westchester, NY

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable under warranty
                                        • Light in size
                                        • Works with most triggers

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • For triggering lights
                                          • Using 3rd party flashes

                                          Comments about Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter:

                                          I need a hotshoe in order to trigger off studio lights. I used to use the pop-up flash on the A700 to trigger the lights. Since buying the hotshoe, I use a Elinchrom RX trigger and it does wonders. And I like the fact that it has a battery check, in case I need to switch.

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